I for one agree that there's a certain level of conspiracy regarding keeping us dependent on jobs. I have read lots of things written long ago about how important it was to the growth of the US that things be set up so that people worked, otherwise they would not be easier to control. These were written records of men providing advice to members of government and industry that I read somewhere. I wish I remember where I read this. But from the very start they knew that there was a risk in the big giant empty US that people would go feral and be able to live completely free and they took deliberate steps to make that difficult to do.
I think the whole health insurance thing is a way to keep us trapped in our jobs. If we did not have to worry about health care, we could all be freer to quit our jobs and become entrepreneurs ourselves. I have personally known lots of talented, eager people who just couldn't start their own businesses because of the whole health insurance thing. My own partner has enough money to retire but won't because of the health insurance. He's basically working when he doesn't need to, trapped and taking up a job somebody else could be doing. I think, no actually I know for a fact, that there are some business people who actually like having that kind of power over their employees. Where my partner works is a company like that. I used to work right across from the president's office and she never closed her door. I heard everything. It was disgusting what I had to listen to sometimes.
Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.